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Man (30s) dies in Co. Cavan farm accident

Man (30s) dies in Co. Cavan farm accident

A man aged in his late 30s has died in a farm accident in Co. Cavan this week. The tragic...

October 15, 2021

Training and tractor licensing requirements set to go under safety spotlight

Training and tractor licensing requirements set to go under safety spotlight

Discussion around “changes in attitudes” in relation to tractor and vehicle licensing requirements in agriculture are set to take place,...

August 26, 2021

Farm Safety Action Plan for 2021-2024 launched

Farm Safety Action Plan for 2021-2024 launched

The Farm Safety Partnership has launched a new Farm Safety Action Plan for 2021 to 2024 today (Monday, August 23)....

August 23, 2021

What are the golden rules of handling cattle on farms?

What are the golden rules of handling cattle on farms?

Ireland is well known for its livestock sector, from suckler and beef finishing farms to dairy farms aplenty. Therefore, cattle...

August 19, 2021

Agriculture sector had highest number of workplace deaths last year

Agriculture sector had highest number of workplace deaths last year

There were 53 work-related fatal incidents in 2020 according to the annual review of workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities by...

July 6, 2021

Checks and change: How are your tractor driving skills?

Checks and change: How are your tractor driving skills?

A tractor is an essential vehicle on every farm – and cannot be done without. However, it is vital that...

June 20, 2021

What to keep an eye out for when driving your tractor

What to keep an eye out for when driving your tractor

A tractor is an essential vehicle on every farm – and cannot be done without. However, it is vital that...

June 14, 2021

Safety guide for horticultural workers published by HSA

Safety guide for horticultural workers published by HSA

New guidance on “Safety for Seasonal Workers in Horticulture” has been published by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) today...

June 10, 2021

Silage pits – ‘Potentially dangerous’ heights putting workers at risk say HSA & FCI

Silage pits – ‘Potentially dangerous’ heights putting workers at risk say HSA & FCI

Recent reports of farmers requesting silage pits to be filled to excessive “and potentially dangerous heights” have spurred the Association...

June 9, 2021

Amended quad safety regulations to come into effect later this year

Amended quad safety regulations to come into effect later this year

Amended regulations on the safe use of quad bikes will be coming into effect later this year, the Health and...

May 20, 2021

HSA not proposing use of tachographs for tractors

HSA not proposing use of tachographs for tractors

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has stressed that it is not advising or actively proposing the use of tachographs...

May 6, 2021

‘Happened in a flash’: Sligo farmer underlines importance of safety checks

‘Happened in a flash’: Sligo farmer underlines importance of safety checks

Sligo farmer Aengus Mannion was almost crushed to death when a teleporter rolled over him on a farm in Navan,...

April 29, 2021

Can you answer 8 safety questions ahead of silage season?

Can you answer 8 safety questions ahead of silage season?

As the busy silage season gets underway, all farmers and contractors are being urged to carefully plan their work and...

April 29, 2021

Agriculture sector accounts for over half of work-related vehicle deaths

Agriculture sector accounts for over half of work-related vehicle deaths

The agriculture sector accounted for over half of work-related vehicle deaths from 2010 to 2019, new data from the Health...

April 12, 2021

176 workplace accidents at meat processors in the past year

176 workplace accidents at meat processors in the past year

By Gordon Deegan There has been one fatality among the 176 workplace accidents that have occurred in meat processing plants...

December 15, 2020

Cork farmer fined €10,000 after death of contractor on farm

Cork farmer fined €10,000 after death of contractor on farm

A Co. Cork farmer has been fined €10,000 after the death of a pipe-laying contractor on his farm, the Health and...

November 19, 2020

53 safety investigations in agriculture sector in 2019

53 safety investigations in agriculture sector in 2019

By Gordon Deegan The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) carried out 1,684 inspections and 53 investigations in the agriculture sector in...

November 4, 2020

All HSA inspections carried out in meat plants in September were unannounced

All HSA inspections carried out in meat plants in September were unannounced

All of the inspections in meat processing plants by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) last month were carried out...

October 5, 2020